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She HATES Reading.

  Hates reading. To an avid reader like me that assertion sounds like she hates living, or hates vacations, or hates spending time with close friends. How is it that a Freshman in college, after 13 years of reputedly solid public schooling hates reading? It’s worth thinking about. If I were going to bring somebody […]

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Books are to Share.

I’m a book lover. I read all the time. Nobody loves book reading more than I do. So writing this little piece about how useless books can be is already hard. You’re probably wondering how a book can be useless. Each one is bound to be a “treasure” to somebody. But that value is fleeting […]

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Becoming an Avid Reader

The path to becoming an Avid Reader is not linear. Teaching kids to read without teaching them the love of books and the value of reading is a wasted endeavor. It results in possibly capable, but utterly disengaged readers. Engagement and lifetime learning are the point of literacy, not merely achievement. Click the diagram for a closer look. Why […]